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John Richard Dunne

lawyer , politician

John Richard Dunne is a Republican politician and lawyer from Long Island, New York. Dunne was a major figure in New York Republican politics in the second half of the 20th century. He is best remembered for his twenty-three years in the State Senate and his involvement in the Attica prison riots.

Career

Prior to joining Whiteman Osterman & Hanna as counsel to the Firm, John Dunne had served in a variety of federal, state and local government positions for thirty years. From 1990 to 1993 he was the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1966 to 1989 he was a member of the New York State Senate. Throughout his local and state service, he actively practiced law on Long Island, as a partner in the national law firm of Rivkin, Radler, Dunne & Bayh.

Achievements

  • Dunne was a major figure in New York Republican politics in the second half of the 20th century. He is best remembered for his twenty-three years in the State Senate and his involvement in the Attica prison riots.

    He was recognized several times for his contribution to the law in New York State, earning the New York State Bar Association's Gold Medal Award in 2006, among other awards. In 2003, the New York State Bar Foundation named its fund for legal services for indigent persons after Dunne.

Membership

  • New York State Bar , the USA

  • New York State Bar Association , the USA

  • the New York Bar Foundation , the USA

  • Nassau County Bar Association , the USA